Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday's Connections Abound

Welcome to today's edition of Connections Abound. The point to Lost and Found is to level the support playing field. When LFCA works correctly, the newest blogger with the smallest readership can receive the same level of support as the oldest blogger with the largest readership. Anyone can submit news to LFCA by clicking here.

Lost and Found is open to anyone in the
infertility, pregnancy loss, adoption, pregnancy-and-parenting after infertility, assisted conception, living child-free after infertility or loss community (as well as anyone I inadvertently missed on that list). Please support the list as well as anyone posting announcements below.

Connections Abound

  • Vote: I'm a finalist for best medical/health blog for the Weblog Awards. I need your help to win (see, this is LFCA which is all about giving support. Pleeeease give me support, pleeeeease). Please click here and then click Stirrup Queens and then come back and read the rest of the LFCA. Spread the word by posting this message on your blog, emailing it out to friends, Twittering it, or sticking it on Facebook. You can vote once a day. Please, for the love of G-d, it's two clicks! I'm taking a one-week hiatus from the Kirtsy'd pick-o-the-day. It will return next Tuesday.
  • Question: Of Love and Loss asks: "I'm looking to get some feedback from others who have been prescribed Zoloft during pregnancy to treat depression. I know there are risks/side effects/etc, and I've found lots of technical info online. What I really want is some honest-to-goodness first hand experiences including side effects to both mom and baby both during and after pregnancy and how long they were usually on the medication. Any help would be very much appreciated!"
  • Question: Cara at Share Southern Vermont is looking for a list of miscarriage / stillbirth research foundations that are actively working to find out why / how we lose our babies. Share Southern Vermont will donate 5% of their annual fundraising to one of these organizations!
  • Creme de la Creme: The Creme de la Creme list was posted. I continue to add to it daily and update the date/time link on the right sidebar whenever there has been a change.
  • Bridges continues to post and it continues to be an amazing resource for insight into a multitude of worlds. And I'm not just saying that because I work on it.
  • If you notice another loading slow down or receive error messages for Stirrup Queens or Lost and Found, please let me know. Now I'm nervous every time I add anything to the side bar!
NEW BLOGS (started in December 2008 or January 2009)
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES (celebrate your birthday or blogoversary with the community. Send me date at any point and I'll post them on the correct day)
  • Jenn and Heidi at Thinking Miracles are celebrating their sixth anniversary on January 11th...come celebrate with them.
  • Tally and Wonderboy are celebrating 10 years of marriage on January 9th. Go wish them congratulations.
LOSS REMEMBRANCES (send in the dates of loss anniversaries and I will post them on the correct day)
  • On Sunday, Thinking Miracles will be remembering the loss of Blue. Please go give them a hug.
  • Fallopian 'Tudes suffered a miscarriage earlier this week. Please stop by and give her support.
  • Virginia had a miscarriage. Go give her your condolences.
MISCELLANEOUS SUPPORT AND CELEBRATIONS (scary scans, anxious waits, OHSS, and a host of other reasons why these bloggers could use some additional support right now. Also, celebratory retrievals, transfers, and other good news)
  • All Things Deb got back some flustering lab results. Go over and give her a hug.
  • Outlandish Notions returns to the RE in February. Go give her support.
  • Riding the Roller Coaster had her FET on Thursday: three outstanding embryos. Go and hope with her.
  • Brenda got some not so good news regarding carrying her twins from the surgeon. Go give her a hug and let her know if you've had any experience with such.
  • Baby Bound has just learned that the cause of the male factor problems was not her husband's medication but instead may be a bigger, permanent problem. She is devastated.
  • Nikki needs a big hug and encouragement. She didn't have as many eggs fertilize as she'd like and there is now some insurance issue about coverage. Go give her support.
  • Please offer support to Azaera, whose 2-month-old son has been diagnosed with pituitary aplasia, the absence of a pituitary gland, a disorder so rare that there's almost no information about it available and with a very scary prognosis.
BEDREST BABES: on bedrest following infertility or loss and needing support. Drop in on them and keep them company.
  • Dee remains on bedrest after Pprom at 13 weeks. She is now 24 weeks and has been moved to the hospital for bedrest for the remainder of the pregnancy.
  • Elana had the cerclage and is now at home on modified bed rest.
  • Heather is on bedrest for the foreseeable future after having a cerclage put in. Sweetpea is still doing great!
  • Ange is back home after being in the hospital after some bleeding. She is on bedrest for the time being.
  • None Today.
  • Nancy is most likely having the baby this weekend. Go over and give her good thoughts for an easy delivery.
  • Worrier/Warrior gave birth to a boy, TK, on January 8th. Go over and tell her congratulations.
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